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Northumbria PCC’s response to the public consultation on Mental Health Conditions and Disorders: Draft Legal Guidance

4th June 2019

The CPS launched a public consultation on a proposed revision of its Legal Guidance on prosecuting defendants with mental health issues. The consultation sought views on four main areas of the proposed revisions to the guidance:

  1. Information prosecutors need about each mental health condition or disorder;
  2. Appropriate public interest factors;
  3. Appropriate factors when considering diversion from prosecution; and
  4. Whether the “fitness to plead” procedure is set out clearly and accurately.

Please click the following link to view the PCC’s response to this consultation: OPCC Response to CPS Mental Health Inquiry June 2019